Films 2017

Il cratere

by Luca Bellino, Silvia Luzi / Italy 2017 / 93' / In competition

Cast and Credits

Original title / Il cratere

English title / Crater

Directors / Luca Bellino, Silvia Luzi

Screenplay / Luca Bellino, Silvia Luzi, in collaboration with Rosario Caroccia

Cinematography / Luca Bellino, Silvia Luzi

Editing / Luca Bellino, Silvia Luzi

Music / Alessandro Paolini with the song ‘Na Stella by F. Mesolella played by Gianmaria Testa

Sound / Luca Bellino, Silvia Luzi

Sound Design / Stefano Grosso

Cast / Sharon Caroccia, Rosario Caroccia

Production / Luca Bellino, Silvia Luzi – Tfilm

Co-productionRai Cinema with the support of MIBACT – Direzione generale per il cinemaBRITDOCPulse Films, Filtex srl

International salesAlpha Violet

Press AttachéViviana Andriani, Aurélie Dard

Format / Color

Runtime / 93 min.


The Crater is a land of underdogs, indistinct space, constant noise. Rosario is a street vendor, a gitane of village fairs, who gives away soft toys to whoever draws a winning number. The war he has declared against his own destiny has the immature and indolent body of his thirteen-year-old daughter: Sharon is pretty and can sing, and in this hotbed of stopgaps and desperate living, she’s his weapon for survival. But success becomes an obsession, and talent becomes a punishment.

Luca Bellino and Silvia Luzi

32 SIC - Luca Bellino, Silvia LuziLuca Bellino (1978) and Silvia Luzi (1976) have directed the documentaries La minaccia (The Threat, 2008) and Dell’arte della guerra (On the Art of War, 2012). As directors, they received several international awards. They have founded together Tfilm Production Company. Crater is their first feature film.